Top Ten Books I Love Less/More Than I Thought I Would

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I am linking up today at The Broke and the Bookish's link up "Top Ten Tuesday".  They have a different topic every week and it's a lot of fun to meet some new bloggers and find a bunch of new books to add to my list!  This week's topic is: Top Ten Books I Loved More/Less Than I Thought I Would. 

I decided to split the list so I could list both, the books I loved more than I expected AND the books that I loved less than I thought I would.

Loved More
The description talks about a sci-fi cyborg "Cinderella" retelling, and it just sounded so out there that I didn't think it was for me.  But after reading so many great reviews about it, I decided to give it a chance and I'm glad I did.  Now I'm hooked!

I honestly thought I was going to be bored, but I was so wrong.  I ended up really loving this one.  I even made my husband read it after me so I had someone to talk about it with. haha!

I was nervous about this one because it sounded like too much of a rip-off of Harry Potter, but I ended up really loving it.  It was my favorite book that I read that year.

I'm not a huge fan of Christian novels, but I was intrigued when I saw this one was a retelling based on Swan Lake and Robin Hood.  I'm glad I gave this one a shot because I thought it was good, and while it is it a Christian novel it wasn't overly "preachy".

Loved Less
Everyone loved this one and it sounded pretty good so I gave in a try.  I ended up hating Margo by the end, so it kind of ruined it for me.

Okay, so this one may be my fault.  I basically got this one just for that cover alone.  I mean, the story sounded pretty good, but that cover! <3  It was really juvenille and overused cutesy phrases like "pix you", "what in the spell?" and "Oh, for Grimm's sake"

This one promised it was perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Sophie Kinsella, and also had a modern Pride & Prejudice feel to it.  So I requested it from NetGalley, and was really disappointed.  I think all the hype ruined it for me.

Every single character in this one is unlikable.  This one started really slow, got going in the middle, and then fell flat at the end.  I wanted a bigger bang at the end and it never came.  

Everyone seemed to love this one, so I gave it a shot....and I really hated it.  Just about everything about it.  The writing was miserable, I felt disconnected to the characters, Heaven seemed like the worst place ever, the characters were also completely unsympathetic, and it was just so depressing!

I think this is another book that was ruined by the hype.  Everyone was so excited about this one.  I didn't like it at all.  I couldn't connect with the main character at all.  This just felt like a book about the relentless rants of a neurotic 34 year-old-woman .  And ohhh the endless crying scenes..

Have you read any of these?

12 Books I need to read before they become movies this year

Monday, February 20, 2017

I'm one of those people that HAVE TO read the book before seeing the movie.  I've tried reading a book after I've already seen the movie and it felt like it ruined the book for me.  And let's face it, the book is always better, right?!  I highly doubt I will get all of these read before the movie comes out, so I'm going to have to hide from all of the spoilers for a while. haha!

Release Date: March 31st 2017
Cast: Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl

Release Date: April 7th 2017
Cast: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay

Release Date: April 21st 2017
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller

Release Date: April 28th 2017
Cast:Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, Bill Paxton

Release Date: May 5th 2017
Cast: Laura Linney, Richard Gere

Release Date: May 19th 2017
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson

Release Date: September 8th 2017
Cast: Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher

Release Date: October 20th 2017
Cast: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet

Release Date: November 10th 2017
Cast: Jennifer Lawerence, Joel Edgerton

Release Date: November 22nd 2017
Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp

Release Date: November 22nd
Cast: ?

Release Date: 2017
Cast: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Have you read any of these?  What ones are you looking forward to?

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